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Head Huggers: Knit Pattern: 18

Lace-Edged Women's Hat

Knit Head Hugger
Designed by: Julie M. Hentz, © 2005
(reprinted with permission)
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sample made by Julie Hentz

This pattern can be easily adjusted to fit smaller or larger heads-the lace pattern is worked over a multiple of six stitches. Simply add or subtract six stitches for each 1.5" of desired head circumference.

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Cast on 84 (90,96) stitches on 16" circular needle.
Being careful not to twist the stitches, join and place marker at the beginning of next row.
Row 1: purl.
Row 2: *yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k1* (repeat around).
Row 3: knit.
Row 4: *k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k2* (repeat around).
Row 5: Knit.
Repeat rows 2-5 two times.
Row 14: Knit.
Continue knitting all rounds until piece measures 5 (5, 5.5) inches from bottom.

Begin decreases:
1st decrease: *K12 (13, 14), k2tog* (repeat around). Knit next row.
2nd decrease: *K11 (12, 13), k2tog* (repeat around). Knit next row.
3rd decrease: *K10 (11, 12), k2tog* (repeat around). Knit next row.
4th decrease: *K9 (10, 11), k2 tog* (repeat around). Knit next row.
5th decrease: *K8 (9, 10), k2tog* (repeat around). Knit next row.

Divide stitches evenly between two circular needles or three DPNs.
6th decrease: *K7 (8, 9), k2tog* (repeat around).
Continue in this pattern, decreasing every row, until 12 stitches remain.
K2tog around so that 6 sts remain; then pull yarn through remaining stitches with a tapestry needle.
Pull end through to inside of hat, weave in, and trim.